Friday, 5 November 2010

Red Album: Chicago, America: 5 Nov

Am crossing out another must see bands on my list: Chicago and America with Peter Frampton to boot in one concert tonight. I was a bit worried because it was raining, but found out the Big Top venue at Sydney's Luna Park is a covered auditorium. So wish me luck for a great night out!

Below is a spiel of what is coming and info for those young enough not knowing these iconic bands:

"...America, Chicago and Peter Frampton will now play two (2) shows in Sydney this October, with the second show taking place at the Big Top Sydney within Luna Park on Friday 5th November.

Grammy Award winning group, America, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band this year are excited to perform a mix of greatest hits, such as A Horse With No Name, Sister Golden Hair and You Can Do Magic plus selected songs from their plethora of recorded music for their Australian fans.

"We are excited to be returning once again to Australia, one of our all-time favorite places to play! Touring with our old friends, Chicago and Peter Frampton. We are presently celebrating our 40th Anniversary as "America" and the show will highlight songs from our 1st album to the present, and where possible include an acoustic set and video enhancement. We will perform all of our greatest hits, as well as selected songs from our forty years of recorded albums. We look forward to bringing our music back to Australia this year!”

Chicago will headline alongside America who have a lifetime of achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 32 albums have been certified platinum and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards. The line-up on tour will include original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Drew Hester on percussion.

“We are really stoked about our upcoming tour of Australia. We are happy to bring our very best music, including '30 plus' of our biggest hits to the Aussie audiences. Our band has never looked or sounded better!” Robert Lamm, speaking on behalf of Chicago.

Also touring in Australia with America and Chicago is the legendary Peter Frampton who remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Fans can look forward to hearing Frampton’s biggest hits such as, Baby I Love Your Way, Show Me The Way and Do You Feel Like I Do. Peter Frampton released his new album, Thank You Mr Churchill in Australia on the 9th July through Shock Records. Thank You Mr Churchill is Frampton’s first collection since his innovative Grammy-winning instrumental album, Fingerprints.

"I can't wait to get back down under and visit with my Aussie fans and play some oldies as well as some new music. It's been too long and I promise to make this a habit for the future. It will be fantastic playing shows with Chicago and America” Peter Frampton."

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